The following a statement by Steve Pociask, President of the ACI:


“The CMS bidding process is so fatally flawed that it will fail to find sustainable market prices for medical equipment. This will create market shortages that will push efficient suppliers to bankruptcy and mean that many patients will not have access to medical supplies for home use. The consequence of these shortages will lead to medical complications and increased hospitalizations, sending them from low-cost to high-cost care.”